Frequently Asked Questions

"What is DeMolay?"

The short answer? A fraternity of boys, ages 12 to 21, who help each other grow into men, help their communities, and enjoy fellowship with their Brethren.
The long answer? Well, it's all of that, and so much more. DeMolay is a chance to make a difference in your own life, and in the lives of others. Through the Chapters, as well as the apendent bodies, DeMolays serve the world and allow themselves to become better for it. It's not an end-all-be-all answer to all of life's problems, but it's a place and a family where you can receive support for finding those answers. But ultimately, you get out of DeMolay what you put into it. If you're willing to do the work, with the support of your Chapter, you can do nearly anything. You can learn all kinds of fascinating information and stories, and you can get in touch with some amazing history and traditions, while being connected to a global network of brotherhood.

"How do I join?"

If you know someone who is a DeMolay, ask him for a petition. If you're trying to join a Chapter in Pennsylvania, you or your friend can get a copy of a petition on this very website, under the Resources tab above.
If you don't personally know a DeMolay, don't worry! Just contact our Chapter Advisor (see the contact section on the left-hand side of this page). The Advisor will be more than happy to help you get in touch with the most conventient Chapter for you!

"Aren't you a super secretive organization?"

Not at all! Put simply, we're not a secret order. The public knows we exist. We don't hide that we're DeMolays; in fact, we're proud to say we belong! That said, we do have some secrets that only members are privy to. This is not to deceive the public; far from it. Instead, it's our way of keeping in touch with our history and traditions, as well as establishing ways for DeMolays to identify each other.

"Who is running the site?"

Hi! My name is Andrew Trapp. I'm a Master Mason with Franklin/St. John's/Trinity Lodge #221 and a Senior DeMolay alumni of Steel City Chapter. I have a degree in Software Engineering from Robert Morris University, and I volunteered to serve as Webmaster for both this site and my Lodge's site,
Feel free to send me an email (see the contact section) if you have any questions or suggestions about the site!

"What if I have other questions?"

Hopefully you do! Our goal is to generate interest, spread the word, and grow as an organization. If you have any questions you'd like answered, or you're looking for more information, please reach out to the Chapter Advisor (again, see the Contact section on the left-hand side) and he'll be glad to assist you!